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Drop in non-coronavirus hospitalizations suggests people are skipping key medical care

Drop in non-coronavirus hospitalizations suggests people are skipping key medical care

A decline in non-coronavirus hospitalizations suggests that people are delaying necessary medical care during the pandemic, according to two new studies. The studies, released Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, are consistent with previous research showing a decline in non-coronavirus-related hospitalizations across the country since Covid-19 took hold. Researchers from the NYU Grossman School…MORE

He accidentally purchased an extra lottery ticket online — and won $2 million

A happy accident led to a Michigan man winning two $1 million prizes in the lottery. Samir Mazahem, 56, of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, won $1 million twice after he accidentally bought two tickets in the June 9 Mega Millions drawing, according to the Michigan Lottery. Mazahem purchased his first ticket online using numbers that are…MORE

Homeland Security agencies prepare for civil unrest amid heightened tensions nationwide

Homeland Security agencies prepare for civil unrest amid heightened tensions nationwide

Two of the Department of Homeland Security’s immigration enforcement agencies are preparing for the possibility of more civil unrest amid a contentious election, according to officials, part of a concerted effort by federal and local authorities to prepare for large-scale protests. The Trump administration’s deployment of federal officers to US cities came under scrutiny this…MORE

Fact Check: Misleading new Trump ad claims Biden plans to ‘end fracking’

Fact Check: Misleading new Trump ad claims Biden plans to ‘end fracking’

Less than two weeks before Election Day, a new Trump campaign ad scheduled to air in Pennsylvania misleadingly portrays former Vice President Joe Biden’s stance on fracking, a drilling method used to extract oil or natural gas. Interspersed with a testimonial from a fracking technician, the ad claims Biden will end fracking, and features among…MORE

Toy companies are cutting back on plastic to reduce waste

Toy companies are cutting back on plastic to reduce waste

Many large toy companies are trying to become more eco-friendly after decades of relying on environmentally destructive plastic in their products and packaging. The pandemic has created an unanticipated surge in demand for toys as parents have hunkered down with children at home, and holiday toy sales are expected to be huge this year. Finding…MORE